Robin Van Persie
Van Persie completed the free transfer from Turkish side Fenerbahce, having not played since a knee injury last August raised questions over the long-term fitness of the 34-year-old former Arsenal and Manchester United player.
Van Persie left Old Trafford for the Turkish club in the summer of 2015 after spending three years at United, where he scored 30 goals in the 2012-13 campaign to help the team win the Premier League title
In contrast to the wide open, raucous display that the other semi-final produced, the Argentina against Netherlands Wednesday match was an even contest and a frequently dull one as the game became increasing bogged down in a midfield battle
The Dutchman's voicing of disquiet at the dismal campaign echoes Rio Ferdinand's comments earlier in the season, when the defender questioned the manager David Moyes' approach of naming the side close to kick-off